Charming as a Verb
Henri “Halti” Haltiwanger can charm just about anyone. He is a star debater and popular student at the prestigious FATE academy, the dutiful first-generation Haitian son, and the trusted dog walker for his wealthy NYC neighbors. But his easy smiles mask his tireless work ethic and burning ambition to attend his dream college, Columbia University.
There is only one person who seems immune to Henri’s charms: his “intense” classmate and neighbor Corinne Troy. When she uncovers Henri’s less-than-honest dog-walking scheme, she blackmails him into helping her change her image at school. Henri agrees, seeing potential upside for himself.
Soon, what started as a mutual hustle turns into something more surprising than either of them ever bargained for.…
JLG Release: Dec 2020
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8 3/10" x 5 1/2"
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Balzer + Bray
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Language: Strong Language , Sexual Content: Strong Sexual Content/Themes , Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Underage Use
Dating and relationships, Dog walking, College applications, New York City,